Hi Sheila I am a self employed carer in the community. I have asked cqc directly and emailed them and get same reply each time which is not what I have asked. Do I need to be registered with cqc if I'm looking after people on the direct payment. I want to do things right but just need straight forward information which I'm not getting. Please help
This may be the same response they send to you but if you were employed by someone using their personal budget then registration would be the responsibility of the employer and there is no requirement for the employer to register. It may be relevant how many people you are providing care to?
However you say you are self employed.
I think you will find the answer to your question on the CQC website at
Sheila Scott OBE from National Care Association (NCA). Care is Sheila’s life; she possesses a strong command of the issues facing the care sector informed by her long career as a nursing professional, the owner and manager of a care business and as a leader in the care sector.
Sheila will try to answer as many of your questions as possible, giving priority to frequently asked questions and questions regarding current events and trends.
Please note that Sheila can not offer answers to matters requiring legal advice. If your matter concerns a specific service provider, please contact the CQC.
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